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September 23, 2016
Armor for the Grid

Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory designed a ballistic barrier to protect electrical substations from attack.

September 21, 2016
Keeping Cool with Carbon Capture Technologies

The same technology that keeps certain toxins from leaving a power plant is now cleaning indoor air...and saving money!

September 16, 2016
Getting the Most out of Solar Panels

Our SunShot Initiative is funding important research into how to get more power out of solar panels by improving their durability, efficiency and performance in real-world conditions.

September 6, 2016
Vision for Future Buildings
Buildings of the Future

What should buildings look like in 100 years? Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory made a blueprint for buildings that are more comfortable, efficient and intelligent than today.

August 29, 2016
The World’s Largest 3D Printed Object

Oak Ridge National Laboratory 3D-printed a tool Boeing will use to build its airplane wings.

August 29, 2016
How to Make a Neutrino Beam
What is a Neutrino Horn?

Find out how scientists at Fermilab scientists study some of the most elusive particles in our universe: neutrinos.

August 26, 2016
5 Back-to-School Resources to Help You Learn About Energy

Just in time for back-to-school, we're sharing some of our great brain-boosting educational resources to help teach the science behind the energy that powers our modern world.

August 25, 2016
The Science of Small Revealed Using a Penny
The Science of Small

Scientists at Berkeley Lab wrote on this penny with an ion beam to show off how cool nanoscience research can be.

August 18, 2016
 Plants capture CO2 and convert it into sugars that store energy. | Public Domain photo.
A New Leaf: Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Back Into Fuel

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory found a way to recycle CO2 back into fuel, much the same way plants absorb and convert it.

August 18, 2016
Small-Scale Distributed Wind: Northern Power Systems 100 kW turbine at the top of Burke Mountain in East Burke, Vermont. | Photo courtesy of Northern Power Systems.
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power

Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.